Photog Corey Tenold Shows Off His (Major) Shutter Skills

Midwestern photog Corey Tenold just created one of the most visually stunning photo shoots we've ever seen. And, he did it all for himself. The wildly creative (and inspired!) Tenold shot his most recent project for his portfolio, but we're wishing it was hanging on our living room walls. The shoot features truly stunning floral patterns, colors, and, of course, on-the-edge style that captivates us. And no, this isn't the most identical set of twins you've ever seen; Corey actually used one model and (we assume by magic) made her look like two. If you're wondering where all of the stellar clothing comes from, the majority of it is Zara, H&M, and Urban Outfitters. The floral Doc Martens worn in the shoot were a huge source of inspiration for Corey, and we spy a pair of Jeffery Campbells in there, too. Click through and stare. We did.
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What inspired you to do this shoot?
"It was a combination of a few things. For one, the weather. Weather really can set the mood a person is in. It was the end of winter, and Spring had sprung early. Seeing all of the color popping out of the winter dreariness was really inspiring. I also attended NYFW in February. Witnessing all of the patterns and florals and textures flowing down the runway really opened up my eyes. I think it was a pair of floral Doc Martens that really kicked me into gear for some reason, I really wanted them in the shoot!"


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Omg that coat. We'll take three!


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What was the most fun part about it?
"The fact that it was run-and-gun with a small crew. The model had to change four times in the back of a car in the parking lot of the shoot. The sun was setting and moving across buildings so we had to follow the light along the wall mural. I also just loved how the florals popped. Seeing the stylists laying the clothes out on tables before the shoot really started to make me smile. I'm a firm believer in the fact that smaller crews and spontaneous shoots can produce the best photographs."


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There are so many good things happening here, we really don't know where to start. Probably with the hair.


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What do you love most about being a fashion photographer?
"I think the best part about being a local fashion photographer is that you know everyone, all of the models, stylists, and designers, and everyone knows you. Being in a smaller market definitely has it's benefits. You really have the opportunity to shine if you go for it."


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We could spot that Zara jacket at 50 paces.


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This outfit was designed by Max Lohrbach, a Minneapolis designer.


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Whats next for you?
"Next for me is travel. I really want to shoot in bigger markets and try to make a name for myself. Like I said, I recently attended NYFW and it was very, very inspiring and overwhelming at the same time. It was just what I needed."


Photo: Courtesy of Corey Tenold
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